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The Hopi Prophecies

An ancient native American tribe

knew the future !!!

Hopituh Shi-nu-mu,
"The Peaceful People" or
"Peaceful Little Ones“

© 2008
by Niklas Grunwaldt
Free for distribution if you don´t gain money from it.
The Hopi settled in the area now known as
Four Corners, where the state lines of
Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Colorado
meet. They lived in humble simplicity and
the land produced abundant crops. This
area is the "heart" of Turtle Island [the
U.S.] and of Mother Earth, and it is the
microcosmic image of the macrocosm of
the entire planet. Each Hopi clan
perpetuates a unique ceremony, and the
ceremonies together maintain the balance
of natural forces of sunlight, rain and
winds, and reaffirm the Hopi respect for all
life and trust in the Great Spirit.
The Four Corners area is particularly
sacred because it literally holds
Mother Earth's internal organs -- coal
and uranium which the Bureau of
Indian Affairs has allowed the
Peabody Coal Mine to mine. "They are
trying to take her precious guts out
for money," says Roberta Blackgoat,
an elder of the Independent Dineh
(Navajo) Nation at Big Mountain. ”All
the suffering going on in this country
with the tornadoes, floods, and
earthquakes is carried on the breath
of Mother Earth because she is in
pain," "My grandfather told me that
Hopi responsability for the
whole world
• The Hopi were told that after a time White Men
would come and take their land and try to lead
the Hopi into evil ways. But in spite of all the
pressures against them, the Hopi were told they
must hold to their ancient religion and their land,
though always without violence. If they
succeeded, they were promised that their people
and their land would be a center from which the
True Spirit would be reawakened.
• The Hopi also predicted that when the "heart" of
the Hopi land trust is dug up, great disturbances
will develop in the balance of nature, for the Hopi
holy land is the microcosmic image of the entire
planet; any violations of nature in the Four
Actual Hopis
• Total population: 6,946
• Languages: English, hopi (Uto-Aztecan, a dialog of the Shoshonean
• Religion: Traditional beliefs
• Tribe with ancient towns similarities to Puebloan tribes
• Today there are 12 Hopi villages on or below the three mesas.
• Each village has its own village chief, and each contributes to the
annual cycle its own ceremonies.
• Each village presents its own distinct cast of katsinam, and each
village has maintained its own balance of engagement with the Euro-
American culture and traditional Hopi practices and views.
• Traditional Hopi --which preserve ancient lands and customs
• New Hopi - who work with outsiders.
• The Hopi Indians today love their traditions, arts, and land, but also
love the modern American life. Their kids go to school and they use
medical centers.  The Hopi live and work outside of the reservations.
Troubles with the Navajo whose reservations surround the Hopi still
Hopi Name

• The name Hopi is a shortened form of what these Native

American people call themselves, Hopituh Shi-nu-mu, "The
Peaceful People" or "Peaceful Little Ones".
• The Catholic Encyclopedia lists the name Hopi as having
been derived from "Hopita", meaning those who are
"peaceful ones".
• Hopi is a concept deeply rooted in the culture's religion,
spirituality, and its view of morality and ethics. The Hopi
religion is anti-war, which involves a state of total
reverence and respect for all things, to be at peace with
these things, and to live in accordance with the instructions
of Maasaw, the Creator or Caretaker of Earth.
• The Hopi observe their traditional ceremonies for the
benefit of the entire world.
• democratic government
• the village is the unit, and a genuinely
• There is a house chief, a Kiva chief, a war chief, the speaker chief
or town crier, and the chiefs of the clans who are likewise chiefs of
the fraternities; all these making up a council which rules the
pueblo, the crier publishing its decisions.
• Laws are traditional and unwritten. Hough says infractions are so
few that it would be hard to say what the penalties are, probably
ridicule and ostracism. Theft is almost unheard of, and the taking
of life by force or law is unknown.
• One could say ”that these surviving pueblo communities
constitute the oldest existing republics. It must be remembered,
however, that they were only vest-pocket editions. No two villages
nor group of villages ever came under a common authority or
formed a state. There is not the faintest tradition of a 'ruler' over
the whole body of the Pueblos, nor an organization of the people
of this vast territory under a common government."
Hopi Works

• Traditionally the Hopi are highly skilled

micro or subsistence farmers.
• The Hopi also interact in the cash
economy; a significant number of Hopi
have regular paying jobs.
• Others produce high quality art, traditional
crafts like the carving and sale of Kachina
dolls, highly crafted earthenware ceramic
pottery, and other activities such as the
design and production of jewelry, notably
Woman`s work
• The Hopi woman's life is a busy one, the never finished grinding of corn by
the use of the primitive metate and mano taking much time, and the
universal woman's task of bearing and rearing children and providing
meals and home comforts accounting for most of her day.
• She is the carrier of water, and since it must be borne on her back from the
spring below the village mesa this is a burden indeed. She is, too, the
builder of the house, though men willingly assist in any heavy labor when
wanted. But why on earth should so kindly a people make woman the
carrier of water and the mason of her home walls? Tradition! "It has always
been this way."
• Her leisure is employed in visiting her neighbors, for the Hopi are a
conspicuously sociable people, and in the making of baskets or pottery.
One hears a great deal about Hopi pottery, but the pottery center in
Hopiland is the village of Hano, on First Mesa, and the people are not Hopi
but Tewas, whose origin shall presently be explained.
• Mention was made previously of the women employing their leisure in the
making of baskets or pottery. An interesting emphasis should be placed
upon the "or," for no village does both.
Man’s work
• It is but fair to the men to say that first of all they carry the community
government on their shoulders, and the still more weighty affairs of
religion. They are depended upon to keep the seasonal and other
ceremonies going throughout the year, and the Hopi ceremonial calendar
has its major event for each of the twelve months, for all of which
elaborate preparation must be made, including the manufacture and repair
of costumes and other paraphernalia and much practicing and rehearsing
in the kivas. Someone has said much of the Hopi man's time is taken up
with "getting ready for dances, having dances, and getting over dances."
Yes, a big waste of time surely to you and me, but to the Hopi community
—men, women, and children alike—absolutely essential to their well-being.
There could be no health, happiness, prosperity, not even an assurance of
crops without these ceremonies.
• The man tends the fields and flocks, makes mocassins, does the weaving
of the community (mostly ceremonial garments) and usually brings in the
wood for fuel, since it is far to seek in this land of scant vegetation, in fact
literally miles away and getting farther every year, so that the man with
team and wagon is fortunate indeed and the rest must pack their wood on
• Hopi villages were build on the flat and
plain top of a mountain, called Mesa
• There are now eight Hopi pueblos, all of
them on the tops of mesas.
• The Hopi villages were established on their
present almost inaccessible sites for
purposes of defense; and with the same
object in view the builders formerly never
left a door in the outer walls of the first
story, access to the rooms invariably being
Orion Star sign Similarities
Golden Ratio
Matrilineal Clans

• Organized into matrilineal clans.

• When a man marries, the children from the relationship are
members of his wife's clan. These clan organizations extend
across all villages.
• Children are named by the women of the father's clan. On
the twentieth day of a baby's life, the women of the
paternal clan gather, each woman bringing a name and a
gift for the child. In some cases where many relatives would
attend, a child could be given over forty names. The child's
parents generally decide the name to be used from these
names. Current practice is to either use a non-Hopi or
English name or the parent's chosen Hopi name. A person
• Gathered from different tribes
• Language is similar to the Aztecan
• Town dwellers for many centuries
• Oldest village “Old Oraibi” founded 1100 A.D. and oldest
continuously occupied settlement in the United States
• Their ancestors, the Anasazi, appear to have been related
to the Aztecs of Mexico, and may have arrived in their
current location 5 to 10 thousand years ago. In that time,
they have developed an intricate ceremonial calendar that
has helped them survive and be strong in a place that
would not seem to have enough reliable water to sustain
• Related to people of the various Pueblos to the east, the
Hopis never actually had a single group identity--they were
independent villages, sharing with the Zuni and other
Pueblos a basic culture and view of the sacred, while
Migration Myth
• Upon their arrival in this world (4th World), the Hopis divided and
went on a series of great migrations throughout the land.
• Sometimes they would stop and build a town, then abandon it to
continue on with the migration. However, they would leave their
symbols behind in the rocks to show that the Hopi had been there.
• Long the divided people wandered in groups of families,
eventually forming clans named after an event or sign that a
particular group received upon its journey. These clans would
travel for some time as a unified community, but almost inevitably
a disagreement would occur, the clan would split and each portion
would go its separate way.
• However, as the clans traveled, they would often join together
forming large groups, only to have these associations disband,
and then be reformed with other clans. These alternate periods of
harmonious living followed by wickedness, contention, and
separation play an important part of the Hopi mythos. This pattern
seemingly began in the First World and continues even into recent
• Each Hopi clan was to go to the farthest extremity of the land in
every direction.
Maize - Corn
• is vital to Hopi subsistence and religion.
• “For traditional Hopis, corn is the central bond. Its essence,
physically, spiritually, and symbolically, pervades their
• Corn is the central food of daily life, and piki - paper thin
bread made from corn and ash--is the dominant food at
ceremonies. Corn relies on the farmer to survive, and the
Hopi relies on the corn - all life is designed to be
• is sustenance, ceremonial object, prayer offering, symbol,
and sentient being unto itself.
• is the Mother in the truest sense that people take in the
corn and the corn becomes their flesh, as mother milk
becomes the flesh of the child.“
• They grew 24 different kinds of corn, but the blue and white
was the most common.
• Each year a medicine man performs the green corn dance
Maize Myth
• Before the Great Spirit hid himself again, he
placed before the leaders of the four different
racial groups four different colors and sizes of
corn; each was to choose which would be their
food in this world. The Hopi waited until last and
picked the smallest ear of corn. At this, the Great
Spirit said:
• "It is well done. You have obtained the real corn,
for all the others are imitations in which are
hidden seeds of different plants. You have shown
me your intelligence; for this reason I will place in
your hands these sacred stone tablets, Tiponi,
symbol of power and authority over all land and
life to guard, protect, and hold in trust for me
The Hopi shield symbolizes the Earth and the Four-Corners area where the Hopi
have been reserved. The arms of the cross also represent the four directions in
which they migrated according to the instructions of the Great Spirit.
The dots represent the four colors of Hopi corn, and the four racial colors of

• Traditionally the Hopi are very religious people.

Individual clans practice ancient ritual prayer. In
the Kivas the Hopi observe and practice through
custom the preparation of ceremonial dance,
costume and sacred chants.
• The Hopi religion has no written text as does the
Hindu, Buddhist, Judeo-Christian, and Muslim
religions. The Hopi pass down from generation to
generation the precepts of their complicated
belief systems through oral tradition. The leaders
of the various clans organize ceremonies
Hopi reactions to cristian
• Certain dissentions and troubles had come upon them, and some crop
failures, so they attributed their misfortunes to the anger of the old gods
and decided to stamp out this new and dangerous religion. It had taken a
strong hold on one of their villages, Awatobi, even to the extent of
replacing some of the old ceremonies with the new singing and chanting
and praying. And so Awatobi was destroyed by representatives from all the
other villages. Entering the sleeping village just before dawn, they pulled
up the ladders from the underground kivas where all the men of the village
were known to be sleeping because of a ceremony in progress, then
throwing down burning bundles and red peppers they suffocated their
captives, shooting with bows and arrows those who tried to climb out.
Women and children who resisted were killed, the rest were divided among
the other villages as prisoners, but virtually adopted. Thus tenaciously
have the Hopi clung to their old religion—noncombatants so long as new
cults among them do not attempt to stop the old.

• The Hopi still practice a complete cycle of

traditional ceremonies although not all villages
retain or ever had the complete ceremonial cycle.
• These ceremonies take place according to the
lunar calendar and are observed in each of the
Hopi villages.
• The Hopi have been affected by missionary work
carried out by several Christian denominations
and also by consumerism and alcoholism.
However, the effect of missionary work has had
relatively little impact on traditional Hopi cultural
Hopi Kalendar
Kachina Cult
• the kachina cult long predates European contact
• traces of the religion have been found which date to as early as 1325 A.D.
• It`s not clear if the kachina religion was an indigenous creation or an import
from Mexico. The similarity of many aspects of Hopi religion to that of the
Aztecs to the south strongly suggest the latter to many scholars. Kachinas are
also in common by the Zuni tribe.
• To the Hopi, kachinas are supernatural beings who represent and have charge
over various aspects of the natural world. They might be thought of as
analogous to Greco-Roman demi-gods or Catholic saints.
• There are literally hundreds of different Kachinas, which may represent
anything from rain to watermelon, various animals, stars, and even other Indian
• However, the kachinas are also thought to be the spirits of dead ancestors, and
they may come to the Hopi mesas in the form of rain clouds.
• The Hopi say that during a great drought, they heard singing and dancing
coming from the San Francisco Peaks . Upon investigation, they met the
Kachinas who returned with the Hopi to their villages and taught them various
forms of agriculture.
• The Hopi believe that for six months out of the year, the Kachina spirits live in
the Hopi villages. It is during this time that Kachina or masked dances are held.
In these, Hopi men dress in masks which represent the Kachinas, and in fact, it
is believed that while masked, these men are the embodiment of the Kachina
spirits. After the Home Dance in late July or early August, the Kachinas return to
the San Francisco Peaks for six months. The Hopi believe that these dances are
vital for the continued harmony and balance of the world. It serves the further
Hopi Blue Star or Blue Kachina
• The Hopi name for the star Sirius is Blue Star Kachina. It and the end of all Hopi
ceremonialism will come will come when the Saquasohuh (Blue Star) Kachina dances
in the plaza and removes his mask before uninitiated children [the general public].
He represents a blue star, far off and yet invisible, which will make its appearance
soon. The time is foretold by a song sung during the Wuwuchim ceremony. It was
sung in 1914 just before World War I, and again in 1940 before World War II,
describing the disunity, corruption, and hatred contaminating Hopi rituals, which
were followed by the same evils spreading over the world. This same song was sung
in 1961 during the Wuwuchim ceremony.
• "When the Blue Star Kachina makes its appearance in the heavens, the Fifth World
will emerge".
• This will be the Day of Purification.
• Then Oraibi will be rejuvenated with its faith and ceremonies, marking the start of a
new cycle of Hopi life.
• World War III will be started by those peoples who first revealed the light (the divine
wisdom or intelligence) in the other old countries (India, China, Islamic Nations,
• The United States will be destroyed, land and people, by atomic bombs and
radioactivity. Only the Hopis and their homeland will be preserved as an oasis to
which refugees will flee. Bomb shelters are a fallacy.
• "It is only materialistic people who seek to make shelters. Those who are at peace in
their hearts already are in the great shelter of life. There is no shelter for evil. Those
who take no part in the making of world division by ideology are ready to resume life
in another world, be they Black, White, Red, or Yellow race. They are all one,
4th World
• Hopi legend tells that the current earth is the "The Fourth Age of
Man“ to be inhabited by Tawa's creations, which is called
• Earth has been wiped clean 3 times already. First by Fire, next by
Ice, most recently by the flood... approximately 11,000-12,000
years ago. Some believe that the actual date of the flood occurred
on June 5, 8498 BC.
• The story essentially states that in each previous world, the
people, though originally happy, became disobedient and lived
contrary to Tawa's plan; they engaged in sexual promiscuity,
fought one another and would not live in harmony.
• The most obedient were led (usually by Spider Woman) to the
next higher world, with physical changes occurring both in the
people in the course of their journey, and in the environment of
the next world.
• In some stories, these former worlds were then destroyed along
with their wicked inhabitants, whereas in others the good people
were simply led away from the chaos which had been created by
their actions.
• According to the Hopis we are about to enter "The Fifth Age",
• At the meeting in 1948, Hopi leaders 80, 90 and even 100 years old
explained that the creator made the first world in perfect balance where
humans spoke one language, but humans turned away from moral and
spiritual principles. They misused their spiritual powers for selfish
• They did not follow nature's rules. Eventually the world was destroyed by
sinking of land and separation of land by what you would call major
earthquakes. Many died and only a small handful survived.Then this
handful of peaceful people came into the second world.
• They repeated their mistakes and the world was destroyed by freezing
which you call the great Ice Age.The few survivors entered the third world.
• That world lasted a long time and as in previous worlds, the people spoke
one language. The people invented many machines and conveniences of
high technology, some of which have not yet been seen in this age. They
even had spiritual powers that they used for good.
• They gradually turned away from natural laws and pursued only material
things and finally only gambled while they ridiculed spiritual principles. No
one stopped them from this course and the world was destroyed by the
great flood that many nations still recall in their ancient history or in their
• The Elders said again only small groups escaped and came to this fourth
world where we now live. Our world is in terrible shape again even though
the Great Spirit gave us different languages and sent us to four corners of

• was the endless, primordial space before

creation. Good people go west and
become kachinas, but there is no absolute
connection between the former soul and
the kachina.
• the Sun Spirit.
• Tawa is the Creator, and it was she
who formed the First World out of
Tokpella, or endless primordial space
before creation, as well as its original
• It is still traditional for Hopi mothers
to seek a blessing from the Sun for
their newborn children.
• created Sotuknang
• Sotuknang created the nine universes according
to Tawa´s plan and created Spider Woman, or
Spider Grandmother
• Huzruiwuhti became the wife of Tawa and with
him produced:
• Puukonhoya, the Youth
• Palunhoya, the Echo, and later,
• Hicanavaiya, Man-Eagle,
• Plumed Serpent and many others.
• Kokopelli is a god worshipped by many
southeastern tribes. He is a humpbacked flautist.
Among the Hopi, he brought the fetuses to
pregnant women, and took part in many rituals
relating to marriage.
• Muyingwa is the god of germination.

• served as a messenger between deity and

the people.
• sang the people into this fourth world we
live in now
• she led them through all the Four Great
Caverns of the Underworld through an
opening, a sipapu, which led to the earth
• In some versions of the Hopi creation
• Skeleton Man, was the Spirit of Death and
the Keeper of Fire.
• also the Master of the Upper World, or the
Fourth World, and was there when the
good people escaped the wickedness of
the Third World for the promise of the
• wears a hideous mask,
• alternately described as a handsome,
bejeweled man beneath his mask or as a
bloody, fearsome creature.
• The true Pahana (or Bahana) is the "Lost White Brother" of the
• Most versions tell that the Pahana or Elder Brother left for the east
at the time that the Hopi entered the Fourth World and began their
• The Hopi say that he will return again and at his coming the wicked
will be destroyed and a new age of peace will be ushered into the
• He will bring with him a missing section of a sacred Hopi stone in
the possession of the Fire Clan, and he will come wearing red.
Traditionally, Hopis are buried facing eastward in expectation of
the Pahana who will come from that direction.
• The legend of the Pahana seems intimately connected with the
Aztec story of Quetzalcoatl, and other legends of Central America.
This similarity is furthered by the liberal representation of Awanyu,
the horned or plumed serpent, in Hopi and other Puebloan art. This
figure bears a striking resemblance to figures of Quetzacoatl, the
feathered serpent, in Mexico. In the early 16th century, both the
Hopis and the Aztecs seem to have believed that coming of the
Spanish conquistadors was in fact the return of this lost white
Hopi Pahana Test for the
One account has it that the Hopi realized that the Spanish were not the Pahana
based upon the destruction of a Hopi town by the Spanish. Thus when the Spanish
arrived at the village of Awatovi, they drew a line of cornmeal as a sign for the
Spanish not to enter the village, but this was ignored. While some Hopi wanted to
fight the invaders, it was decided to try a peaceful approach in the hope that the
Spanish would eventually leave. However, Spanish accounts record a short skirmish
at Awatovi before the Hopis capitulated.
Frank Waters records a Hopi tradition that the Spanish did ignore a cornmeal line
drawn by the Hopis and a short battle followed. However, after the Hopi
surrendered, they were still unsure of whether the Spanish were the returning
Pahana. He writes that after the skirmish at Awatovi:
"Tovar [the leader of the Spanish] and his men were conducted to Oraibi. They were
met by all the clan chiefs at Tawtoma, as prescribed by prophecy, where four lines
of sacred meal were drawn. The Bear Clan leader stepped up to the barrier and
extended his hand, palm up, to the leader of the white men. If he was indeed the
true Pahana, the Hopis knew he would extend his own hand, palm down, and clasp
the Bear Clan leader's hand to form the nakwach, the ancient symbol of
brotherhood. Tovar instead curtly commanded one of his men to drop a gift into the
Bear chief's hand, believing that the Indian wanted a present of some kind. Instantly
all the Hopi chiefs knew that Pahana had forgotten the ancient agreement made
between their peoples at the time of their separation. Nevertheless, the Spaniards
were escorted up to Oraibi, fed and quartered, and the agreement explained to
them. It was understood that when the two were finally reconciled, each would
Hopi version of the Spanish
• We were given a sacred handshake to show when we came back together as brothers
and sisters that we still remembered the teachings. It was indicated on the stone tablets
that the Hopis had that the first brothers and sisters that would come back to them
would come as turtles across the land.
• They would be human beings, but they would come as turtles. So when the time came
close the Hopis were at a special village to welcome the turtles that would come across
the land and they got up in the morning and looked out at the sunrise.
• They looked out across the desert and they saw the Spanish Conquistadores coming,
covered in armour, like turtles across the land. So this was them. So they went out to
the Spanish man and they extended their hand hoping for the handshake but into the
hand the Spanish man dropped a trinket. And so word spread throughout North America
that there was going to be a hard time, that maybe some of the brothers and sisters had
forgotten the sacredness of all things and all the human beings were going to suffer for
this on the Earth.
• So tribes began to send people to the mounds to have missions to try to figure out how
they could survive. At that time there were 100,000 cities in the Mississippi Valley alone,
called the mound civilization: cities built on great mounds.
• Those mounds are still there. If you ever go out to Ohio or the Mississippi Valley, they're
tourist attractions now. There was 100,000 cities of Native people and they were
wondering how they could survive.
• They began to try to learn to live off the land because they knew a hard time was going
to come. They began to send people to have visions to see how we could survive this
• People came on the east coast and they went across this land to the east and they were
told in the prophecies that we should try to remind all the people that would come here
Tiponi - Hopi Rocks,
Stones or Tablets
• Tiponi, symbol of power and authority over all land and life to
• were imparted to the Hopi by various deities, which they breathed
teachings, prophecies, and warnings
• Tiponi were given out to all four races a long time ago. They are
stored by race in the following locations:
White - Switzerland
Black - Kilimajaro Mountains in Africa
Yellow - Tibet
Red - Hopi land
• Pahana will bring back his missing piece of one Tiponi (owned by
the fire clan) to show his credibility to be the real Pahana
• by the carbon dating method these tablets are at least 10,000
years old, maybe 50,000.
4 Tiponi Stonetables
• And so a long time passed, and the Great Spirit gave each of the
four races two stone tablets. Ours are kept at the Hopi Reservation
in Arizona at Four Corners Area on 3rd Mason.
• The stone tablets of the black race are at the foot of Mount Kenya.
They are kept by the Kukuyu Tribe.
• The stone tablets of the yellow race of people are kept by the
Tibetans, in Tibet. If you went straight through the Hopi
Reservation to the other side of the world, you would come out in
Tibet. The Tibetan word for "sun" is the Hopi word for "moon" and
the Hopi word for "sun" is the Tibetan word for "moon".
• The guardians of the traditions of the people of Europe are the
Swiss. In Switzerland, they still have a day when each family brings
out its mask. Some of them still know the colors of the families and
the symbols,.
• Each of these four peoples happen to be people that live in the
The 4 Guardianships
“And so the great spirit gave each of us a responsibility and we call that
the Guardianship.”

• To the Indian people, the red people, he gave the Guardianship of the
earth. We were to learn during this cycle of time the teachings of the
earth, the plants that grow from the earth, the foods that you can eat, and
the herbs that are healing so that when we came back together with the
other brothers and sisters we could share this knowledge with them. Eight
out of ten foods that people eat on the earth are developed in the western
hemisphere …
• To the South, he gave the yellow race of people the Guardianship of the
wind. They were to learn about the sky and breathing and how to take
that within ourselves for spiritual advancement. They were to share that
with us at this time.
• To the West he gave the black race of people the Guardianship of the
water. They were to learn the teachings of the water which is the chief of
the elements, being the most humble and the most powerful. “When I went
to the University of Washington and I learned that it was a black man that
discovered blood plasma, it didn't surprise me because blood is water and
the elders already told me the black people would bring the teachings of
the water.”
• To the North he gave the white race of people the Guardianship of the fire.
The Hopi Prophecies

Hopi Elders pass warnings and

prophecies from generation to
through oral traditions and reference
to ancient rock pictographs and
they were given to them before Christ
Petro glyph near
Oraibi, Arizona,
known as
Prophecy Rock
symbolizes many
Hopi prophecies
The large human figure on the left is the Great Spirit.
The bow in his left hand represents his instructions to the Hopi to lay down
their weapons.
The vertical line to the right of the Great Spirit is a time scale in thousands of
The point at which the great Spirit touches the line is the time of his return.
The "life path" established by the Great Spirit divides into the lower, narrow path
of continuous Life in harmony with nature and the wide upper road of white man's
scientific achievements.
The bar between the paths, above the cross, is the coming of white men; the
Cross is that of Christianity.
The circle below the cross represents the continuous Path of Life.
The four small human figures on the upper road represent,
on one level, the past three worlds and the present;
on another level, the figures indicate that some of the Hopi will travel the white
man's path, having been seduced by its glamour.
The two circles on the lower Path of Life are the
"great shaking of the earth" (World Wars One and Two).
There are two paths. The first with technology but separate from natural and
spiritual law leads to these jagged lines representing chaos and we will come to
The lower path is one that remains in harmony with natural law. Here we see a line
that represents a choice like a bridge joining the paths. If we return to spiritual
harmony and live from our hearts, we can experience a paradise in this world.
The short line that returns to the straight Path of Life is the last chance for people
to turn back to nature before the upper road disintegrates and dissipates.
The small circle above the Path of Life, after the last chance, is the Great
Purification, after which corn will grow in abundance again when the Great Spirit
returns. And the Path of Life continues forever...
Prophecy Rock overview
• The large human figure on the left is the Great Spirit. The bow in his left
hand represents his instructions to the Hopi to lay down their weapons. The
vertical line to the right of the Great Spirit is a time scale in thousands of
years. The point at which the great Spirit touches the line is the time of his
• The "life path" established by the Great Spirit divides into the lower,
narrow path of continuous Life in harmony with nature and the wide upper
road of white man's scientific achievements. The bar between the paths,
above the cross, is the coming of white men; the Cross is that of
Christianity. The circle below the cross represents the continuous Path of
• The four small human figures on the upper road represent, on one level,
the past three worlds and the present; on another level, the figures
indicate that some of the Hopi will travel the white man's path, having
been seduced by its glamour.
• The two circles on the lower Path of Life are the "great shaking of the
earth" (World Wars One and Two). The swastika in the sun and the Celtic
cross represent the two helpers of Pahana, the True White Brother.
• There are two paths. The first with technology but separate from natural
and spiritual law leads to these jagged lines representing chaos and we will
come to destruction. The lower path is one that remains in harmony with
natural law. Here we see a line that represents a choice like a bridge
joining the paths. If we return to spiritual harmony and live from our
hearts, we can experience a paradise in this world.
9 signs of the coming
Judgement day,
"These are the Signs that great
destruction is coming. The world
shall rock to and fro. The white man
will battle against other people in
other lands -- with those who
possessed the first light of wisdom.
There will be many columns of
smoke and fire such as White
Feather has seen the white man
make in the deserts not far from here
1st Sign

• "This is the First Sign: We are
told of the coming of the white-

skinned men, like Pahana, but

not living like Pahana men who
took the land that was not
theirs. And men who struck their
enemies with thunder.”
• guns
2nd Sign

• "This is the Second Sign: Our
lands will see the coming of

spinning wheels filled with

voices. In his youth, my father
saw this prophecy come true
with his eyes -- the white men
bringing their families in wagons
across the prairies."
• pioneers' covered wagons
3rd Sign

• "This is the Third Sign: A strange
beast like a buffalo but with

great long horns, will overrun

the land in large numbers. These
White Feather saw with his eyes
-- the coming of the white men's
• Longhorn cattle
4th Sign

• "This is the Fourth Sign: The land
will be crossed by snakes of
• railroad tracks

5th Sign

• "This is the Fifth Sign: The land
shall be criss-crossed by a giant

spider's web."
• electric power and telephone lines

6th Sign

• "This is the Sixth sign: The land
shall be criss-crossed with rivers

of stone that make pictures in

the sun.“

• highways and their mirage-producing
7th Sign

• "This is the Seventh Sign: You
will hear of the sea turning

black, and many living things

dying because of it."

• oil spills in the ocean
8th Sign

• "This is the Eight Sign: You will
see many youth, who wear their

hair long like my people, come

and join the tribal nations, to

learn their ways and wisdom.
• Hippies, Freaks
9th Sign
• "And this is the Ninth and Last
Sign: You will hear of a dwelling-
place in the heavens, above the
earth, that shall fall with a great
crash. It will appear as a blue
star. Very soon after this, the
ceremonies of my people will
• MIR Space station and the human
staffed international Space station
Purification Time
• The liberators will come in from the west with great force. They will drop down from
the sky like rain. They will have no mercy. We must not get on the house tops to
watch. They will shake us by our ears, like children who have been bad. This will be
the final decisive battle between good and evil. This battle will cleanse the heart of
people and restore our Mother Earth from illness, and the wicked will be gotten rid of.
• Eventually a gourd full of ashes would be invented, which, if dropped from the sky,
would boil the oceans and burn the land causing nothing to grow for many years. This
would be the sign for a certain Hopi to bring out the teachings in order to warn the
world that the third and final event would happen soon and could bring an end to all
life unless people correct themselves and their leaders in time.
• The final stage, called The Great Day of Purification, has been described as a Mystery
Egg in which the forces of the Swastika and the Sun plus a third force symbolized by
the color red culminate either in total rebirth or total annihilation; we don't know
which. War and natural catastrophe may be involved. The degree of violence will be
determined by the degree of inequity caused among the peoples of the world and in
the balance of nature. In this crisis rich and poor will be forced to struggle as equals
in order to survive.
• The reality that it will be very violent is now almost taken for granted among
Traditional Hopi, but man still may lessen the violence by correcting his treatment of
nature and fellow man. Ancient, spiritually based communities, such as the Hopi,
must especially be preserved and not forced to abandon their wise way of life and
the natural resources they have vowed to protect.
• If this fails to materialize, our Great Creator through nature will do the task according
to their plans. It could be total destruction in any form. Only brother and sister will
World War III
• They said they're going to build what the elders called the "house
in the sky". In the 1950's they talked about this: they will build a
house and throw it in the sky. When you see people living in the
sky on a permanent basis, you will know the Great Spirit is about
to grab the earth, this time not with one hand, but with both
• Many of you of Native background may have heard "the spirits will
warn you twice, but the third time you stand alone." We've had
two warnings, the first two World Wars, but now we stand alone in
the third one.
• As it says in the Baha'i Writings, there will be no-one protected.
When this house is in the sky, the Great Spirit is going to shake
the Earth a third time and whoever dropped that gourd of ashes,
upon them it is going to drop.
• They say at that time there will be villages in this land so great
that when you stand in the villages you will not be able to see out,
and in the prophecies these are called "villages of stone", or
"prairies of stone". And they said the stone will grow up from the
• At the center of each and every one of these villages will be
Native people, and they will walk as "hollow" shells upon a "prairie
of stone". They said "hollow shells" which means they will have
lost any of their traditional understandings; they will be empty
• They said after the Eagle lands on the moon some of these people
will begin to leave these "prairies of stone" and come home and
take up some of the old ways and begin to make themselves
reborn, because it's a new day. But many will not. And they said
there's going to come a time when in the morning the sun is going
to rise and this village of stone will be there, and in the evening
there would just be steam coming from the ground.
• They will be as steam. And in the center of many of those villages
of stone when they turn to steam, the Native people will turn to
steam also because they never woke up and left the village. And
this used to bother me when I was a young man. I used to ask the
elders, "Isn't there anything we can do?" And they said, well, it's
just that way that if a person does not have the spiritual eyes to
see, it's very hard to show them. Or if they don't have the ears to
hear, it's very hard to speak with them. We wish that we could go
get them all but we can't. It's just that some are not going to wake
up. But some will wake up .
Hopi Reactions for WW III
• People say, "Can't we change it? Could we stop it?" The answer is yes. The
prophecies are always "either/or". We could have come together way back there in
1565, and we could have had a great civilization, but we didn't. Always along the
path of these prophecies, we could have come together. We still could. If we could
stop the racial and religious disharmony, we would not have to go through this third
• The elders say the chance of that is pretty slim. It seems to me like it's pretty slim,
too. But they say what we can do is we can "cushion" it. The word we use is
"cushion". We can cushion it so it won't be quite as bad. How do we do this? We do
this by sharing the teaching that will reunite us. The Hopis in their prophecies say
there will be a religion that comes here. Maybe it will be true and bring unity, or
maybe it will not be true and not bring unity.
• If it does not bring unity, a second religion will come, and the people of this religion
are known in the Hopi language as the Bahani, the people of Baha. Ni means "people
of". So I was looking for the people of Baha. I wondered who the people of Baha were.
I was a Baha'i for quite a while before somebody told me that baha'i means "people
of Bah". I thought, "0 my God!" Here I was looking for it all these years and I never
even noticed it! And I found it!
• I was stubborn and didn't want to become a "Baha'i but my grandfather who passed
away, you know he must have found out about it in the next realm because he came
back to me four times to tell me, "Hey, look at that again, look at that again. Look
one more time." Bah, it means "light or glory".
• Baha'i means "follower of the light", or the "people of Bah". We've been waiting for
Warnings given to the UNO
• In 1959, a six-man delegation of traditional Hopi leaders led by the late spiritual
leader, Dan Katchongva, traveled to the United Nations Building in New York to fulfill
a sacred mission in accordance with ancient Hopi instructions. Because of their
prophetic knowledge, the Hopi leaders felt it was time to go east to the edge of their
motherland, where "a house of mica" [The United Nations building] would stand at
this time, where Great Leaders from many lands would be gathered to help any
people who are in trouble."
• They were to go when the motherland of the Hopi and other Indian brothers were
about to be taken away from them and their way of life was in danger of being
completely destroyed by evil ones among the White Men and by some other Indian
brothers who were influenced by the White Race. This is a clear and present danger:
the betrayal of Indian-U.S.A. treaties, land sales, and coal and uranium mining are
destroying the Hopi land and its people -- and all other peoples and lands, in eventual
• According to prophecy, at least one, two or three leaders or nations would hear and
understand the Hopi warnings, as "It is told that they too should know these ancient
instructions". Upon hearing the message of the Hopi, they would act immediately to
correct many wrongs being done to the chosen race -- the Red Man who was granted
permission to hold in trust all land and life for the Great Spirit. This prophecy would
seem to have failed. Hopi prophecy also declares that the doors of the "Glass House"
would be closed to them. This was the case at first, though they have delivered their
message to the United Nations Assembly since then:
• "When the Great Leaders in the Glass House refuse to open the door to you when you
stand before it that day, [Repeated, again in 1993] do not be discouraged or turn
about on the path you walk, but take courage, determination, and be of great
What we can do !
• We have been given a window of opportunity. (Prophecies
which should have happened 10 years ago have been put
• People should go back to the old ways of living simple
lives, of taking care of themselves from the land that is
available to them, and from the food that they grow and
restore our bodies to health by eating natural grains such
as wheat, rice, millet, and corn.
• We have got to stop fighting each other.
• People are not the enemy, the Corporation is the enemy
because they are being greedy and taking profits now
without regard to the future impact on our environment.
• Greatest thing we have for healing is the human spirit.
• Spiritual Love is the answer. True knowledge is beyond
• We can activate ourselves. One way is through drumming
and ceremony.
• End time should be seen as the Beginning time.
Hopi Elders advice:

• It's not a matter of a quick change. If you wanted to change now

and change your life around and do your prayers, it will help a
little in the alleviation of much terrible outcome from the
cataclysms. There is a lot in store for all of us and the intensity of
this will be a lot less if we can all settle down and behave and not
be in the way of the actions we have right now.
• I am not asking anyone to follow me in that. It is up to the
individual to make that decision for him/herself as to which
direction they want to go. When you make that choice for yourself,
what you want to do with your life, you don't blame anybody else
for your own actions, for what you do. If something happens to
you along the way, then you are not going to say that you were
forced into it.
More Hopi Prophecies
• A Hopi prophecy warns that nothing should be brought back from
the Moon. If this were done, the Hopi warned, the balance of
natural and universal laws and forces would be disturbed,
resulting in earthquakes, severe changes in weather patterns, and
social unrest. All these things are happening today, though of
course not necessarily because of Moon rocks.
• The Hopi also predicted that when the "heart" of the Hopi land
trust is dug up, great disturbances will develop in the balance of
nature, for the Hopi holy land is the microcosmic image of the
entire planet; any violations of nature in the Four Corners region
will be reflected and amplified all over the Earth.
• Hopi elders told that when the plants blossom in the middle of
winter, we would need to go to Santa Fe to warn everyone of
suffering and destruction to come unless they change their ways.
Last year (1995), in the middle of winter the plants began to
• One day we will plant wearing finger sacks (gloves) clearing away
snow with our feet before planting. The summers will become
shorter for maturing the corn for harvest.
More Hopi Prophecies
• The children won't really believe in anything and will go against
their own parents these things would start to take place in the
school systems and all over where even young children would
start to take lives
• The day will come when people in high places will be hunted. This
will get out of control. The hunting will gather strength and
• Hale-Bopp was the twin Kachina, white and blue. The next one will
be red. It is the Purifier. It will stop and observe us. If we are not
purified enough it will finish the job for us.
• After purification time intermarriage will be possible, the people
will come together and one language will be spoken, a New World
Order where freedom is an essence.
• The Horny Toad Woman gave Massau'u a promise that she would
help him in time of need, saying she too had a metal helmet.
More Hopi prophecies
• Industrialized nations will become careless in getting more the resources
out of the earth. Believing all these things will last forever, soon natural
resources will be depleted. Fuel shortages will occur; industrial machinery
will come to a standstill. The machinery used for planting, harvesting and
transport will become useless. Supermarket shelves will become empty of
farm produce. The farmers and those who grow their own food will not sell
their produce. Money will become worthless. The white man with all his
intelligence and technology will not be able to repair the damage. We will
see extraordinary events in Nature and Earth, including humans.
• When mankind looks upon old wisdom and knowledge as dead, useless and
no longer respected and depends on the money system and no longer on
Mother Earth for food. Mother Earth will hide her nourishment because of
the view that ancient food is poor man's food. When all food disappears,
mankind will try to correct his mistake, the conditions he caused upon the
earth through his inventions. He will try to achieve some kind of method to
heal the wound, but this will not be possible when we reach the point of no
• This prophecy is related to the Biblical version of that says that common
people will become concerned and frustrated because of their hectic world.
They will be particularly against the bloodthirsty policies and the
deceitfulness of the world leaders. The common people the world over will
band together to fight for world peace. They will realize that their leaders
have failed. People in high places will be hunted down like animals,
More Hopi prophecies
• The Great Spirit is going to make a man on the earth. He made him a man
but this man is going to say, "I know more than the Great Spirit. I'm going
to change myself to be a woman:" And they will even nurse children. The
Great Spirit is going to make the woman on the earth. She's going to say, "I
know more than the Great Spirit. I want to be a man. And she will be
physically a man."
• They said "You're going to see a time in your lifetime when the human
beings are going to find the blueprint that makes us." They call that now,
DNA, deoxyribonucleic acid. They said, "They re going to cut this
• They call that now, genetic splicing. And they said, "They're going to make
new animals upon the earth, and they're going to think these are going to
help us. And it's going to seem like they do help us.
• The elders talked about this. They said, "You will see new animals, and
even the old animals will come back, animals that people thought had
disappeared. They will find them here and there. They'll begin to
• Things will speed up, that people on the earth will move faster and faster.
Grandchildren will not have time for grandparents. Parents will not have
time for children. It will seem like time is going faster and faster. The
More Hopi Prophecies
• The prophecy also warns that there will be three divisions among
the Hopi The first division was in 1906 between the Traditionalists
and the Modernists. The Traditionalists were forced to leave Oraibi
and move to Hotevilla. The second division took place in the wake
of the spectacular appearance of UFOs in August, 1970.
• Hopi prophecy also tells us that there will be a mass migration of
Indians northward from Mexico and Central and South America.
The migration will be led by a 130-year old Indian named Etchata
Etchana. The movement will come after the huge fire and
explosion that will herald the advent of the True White Brother.
• World War III will take place and starvation is definitely a part of it.
It's been known that this had happened a long time ago in our
prior world, the same things that we had gone through. And we
were taught that we weren't supposed to go back to the same
routine of corruption that we had gone through in the past life.
Native American

in the
20th century
The Eagle with lands on the moon
moon landing
• They said (and I know many of you are from tribes that also have this
prophecy, "You're going to see a time when the eagle will fly its highest in
the night and it will land upon the moon." Some tribes say the eagle will
circle the moon.
• Some tribes say the eagle will fly it's highest in the night. "And at that
time," they say, "Many of the Native people will be sleeping," which
symbolically means they have lost their teachings.
• There are some tribes that say it will be as if they are frozen: they've been
through the long winter. But they say, "When the eagle flies it's highest in
the night, that will be the first light of a new day.
• That will be the first thawing of spring." Of course, at the first light of a new
day, if you've stayed up all night, you notice it's really dark. And the first
light, you want to see it, but you can't. It sneaks up on you. You want to
see it change but it's dark and then pretty soon it's getting light before you
know it. We're at that time now. The Eagle has landed on the moon, 1969.
When that spaceship landed they sent back the message, "The Eagle has
• Traditionally, Native people from clear up in the Inuit region, they have
shared with us this prophecy, clear down to the Quechuas in South
America. They shared with us that they have this prophecy.
• When they heard those first words, "The Eagle has landed," they knew that
“Eagle landing “
Native Americans
• In 1776 when the United States Government printed the dollar, in one claw [of the eagle], if
you've ever noticed, there is an olive branch in this claw.
• They said that represented peace. The Indian elders say that it represents the enslavement of
black people. In the prophecies of the Six Nations people they say there will be two great
uprisings by black people to free themselves. We've seen one about 1964. There would be a
second, more violent one to come.
• In the other claw is 13 arrows. The founding fathers of the United States said that represents
the 13 States. But the elders say that represents the enslavement of the Native people. When
the Eagle landed on the moon, they decided to print a special silver dollar to commemorate
that. I don't know how many of you noticed it.
• The original design showed the spaceship landing on the moon but at the last minute it was
changed to an actual eagle. And in the eagle's claws is the olive branch, but the arrows are
gone. The elders said, "That's our prophecy we have been released."
• There was one more uprising coming for the black race of people and then they will be released
and this is also going to have an effect on Native people, a good effect. There's a whole new set
of prophecies from the Iroquois people about that.
• But we're in that time now. We're between the first light of a new day and the sunrise. The
sunrise is about to come and when it comes up everyone is going to see it. But you know how it
is in the village there's a few people that get up early, and there are some that sleep until
• They said when that Eagle lands on the moon, the powers will begin to come back to us. As an
alcoholic person, I feel that one of our greatest diseases is alcoholism.
• Within seven days of the time of the Eagle landing on the moon, the first Native alcoholism
program was started on an Apache reservation in Arizona.
• Within seven days of the time the Eagle landed on the moon, the Freedom of Indian Religion
Act was introduced into the United States Congress.
• Eventually it was passed in November of 1978, signed by President Carter, that the singing of
Indian songs was made legal. It was punishable at one time to go to jail for 10 years and/or a
$10,000 fine for singing a song or doing a suat.
The pipe bundle
• In 1976 America had its bicentennial celebrating 200 years of freedom.
Some of the Native people thought this was significant and they carried a
sacred pipe bundle from the West Coast to the East Coast of this land.
• They said that the roads of this land should either go North-South or East-
West. If they went North-South we would come together as brothers and
sisters, but if they went East-West there would be destruction and almost
the earth itself would have a hard time. So you all know the roads went
• They said then things would be lost from the East to the West and from the
South to the North and that they would come back again from the West to
the East and from the North to the South. So nine years ago in 1976 from
the West to East Coast of this land, from San Francisco to Washington, D.C.
people carried a sacred pipe bundle by hand, on foot.
• My aunt had dreamt 15 years ago that people that didn't Like them would
throw rocks and bottles at that pipe bundle as they carried it across the
land. And sure enough that came about. But, as was in my aunt's dream,
the rocks only came so close and then they dropped, and nothing touched
• When they reached the top of the Rocky Mountains, they hit a hard storm.
An elderly man with long white hair said, "I will carry it now." They had a
van that went alongside the people who were walking. He got out of the
van and carried the sacred pipe bundle clear through that storm. He was
UFO Stuff
• According to Hopi belief, the survivors of the Great Deluge thousands of
years ago split up into four groups that moved north, south, east and west.
Only one group completed their journey -- to the North Pole and back --
under the guidance of a brilliant "star" in which the Great Spirit Maasau
traveled. When he landed, he drew a petroglyph on Second Mesa, showing
a maiden (with the traditional "butterfly" hair arrangement) riding in a
wingless, dome-shaped craft. The petroglyph signified the coming Day of
Purification when the true Hopi will fly to other planets in "ships without
• Native Americans followed the movements of the celetsial markers - much
as we do today. They called it Star Knowledge. Beyond the land where they
lived, was the sky, and that beyond were dimensional portals or sky holes.
Beyond that was an area that they called the Ocean of Pitch, were the
beauty of the night sky and the galaxies spun out towards them. Beyond
that were the boundaries of the universe. And that set along the rim at the
boundaries of the universe were 4 different exterrestrial groups.
• The Hopi believe that they descended from the Pleiades and that even
before that they came from Lyra which is the Ring Nebula that the
Pleiadians have spoken to Bill Meier about. They call Lyra the "Eye of God".
• On August 7, 1970, a spectacular UFO sighting was witnessed by dozens of
people and photographed by Chuck Roberts of the Prescott
(Arizona)"Courier". This sighting occurred after a "UFO calling" by Paul
Solem and several Hopi Indians. This sighting was interpreted by some
Hopis as being a partial fulfillment of a certain Hopi prophecy given by the
Great Spirit Maasau and inscribed on Second Mesa, warning of the coming
of Purification Day, when the true Hopi will be flown to other planets in
"ships without wings.“
• There are some remarkable drawings that appear to be luminous discs of
light in the petroglyphs all along the south west. Photographs of Billy
Meier's Pleiadian space and beam ships look just like these rock
petroglyphs from long ago.
• The "Old Ones" had the knowledge and they have traveled to other planets
before and they know how it is out there, if there is life on other planets
and which planets are not liveable. But, they don't know the exactness of
how they will help us out or go against us. They just know that when we
are getting close to the end times, we will be visited by people from out
there, and we're not aware whether they're going to help us or go against
us. We do know that they have high technology to see what is going on.
Ant People
• According to legend, at the destruction of each
ages of humanity - the people that were pure of
heart went down into the center/heart of the
Earth and there remained protected.
• In this place lived a group of beings they called
the Ant People. Drawings of the Ant People bear
a strong similarity to the gray aliens, having large
heads, short bodies, long spindly fingers, in some
cases 4, 5, or 6 digits. Some of these drawings
have the indication of telepathic thought waves
coming from the beings' head themselves.
• Hopi Prophecy speaks of the return of the Blue
Kachina - Star People and Star Knowledge - at the
end of this cycle of time.
Hopi – Sumerian
By Robert Morningside

The Hopi believe the Creator of Man is a woman. The Hopi believe Akush to be the Dawn
The Sumerians believed the Creator of Man was Katsina.
a woman. The Sumerians believed AK.U to be Beings of
The Hopi believe the Father Creator is KA. light.
The Sumerians believed the Father Essence was The Hopi believe Danik to be Guardians in the
KA. Clouds.
The Hopi believe Taiowa, the Sun God, is the The Sumerians believed DAK.AN to be Sky
Creator of the Earth. Warriors.
The Sumerians believe TA.EA was the Creator. The Hopi believe Sotunangu is a Sky Katsina.
The Sumerians believed TAK.AN.IKU were Sky
The Hopi believe two brothers had guardianship Warriors.
of the Earth. The Hopi name for the Pleaides is
The Sumerians believed two brothers had ChooChookam.
dominion over the Earth. The Sumerians believed SHU. SHU.KHEM were
The Hopi believe Alo to be spiritual guides. the supreme Stars.
The Sumerians believed AL.U to be beings of The Hopi believe Tapuat is the name of Earth.
Heaven. The Sumerians believed Tiamat was the name
The Hopi believe Kachinas (Kat'sinas) are the of Earth.
spirits of nature The Hopi call a snake Chu'a.
and the messengers and teachers sent by the The Sumerians called a snake SHU.
Great Spirit. The Hopi word for "dead" is Mokee.
The Sumerians believed KAT.SI.NA were The Sumerians used KI. MAH to mean "dead."
righteous ones sent of God. The Hopi use Omiq to mean above, up.
The Hopi believe Eototo is the Father of The Sumerians used AM.IK to mean looking to
Katsinas. Heaven.
The Sumerians believed EA.TA was the Father of The Hopi believe Tuawta is One Who Sees
all beings. Magic.
The Sumerians believed TUAT.U was One from
The Hopi believe Chakwaina is the Chief of
the Other World.
Additional Stuff:

White Eagles Story

(the first Hopi revelation)

How the Great Chiefs

Made the Moon and the

How the Hopi reached

this World
Some of the prophecies were published in 1963 by Frank Waters
in The Book of the Hopi. The account begins by describing how,
while driving along a desert highway one hot day in the summer of
1958, a minister named David Young stopped to offer a ride to an
Indian elder, who accepted with a nod. After riding in silence for
several minutes, the Indian said:

"I am White Feather, a Hopi of the ancient Bear Clan. In my long

life I have traveled through this land, seeking out my brothers,
and learning from them many things full of wisdom. I have
followed the sacred paths of my people, who inhabit the forests
and many lakes in the east, the land of ice and long nights in the
north, and the places of holy altars of stone built many years ago
by my brothers' fathers in the south. From all these I have heard
the stories of the past, and the prophecies of the future. Today,
many of the prophecies have turned to stories, and few are left --
the past grows longer, and the future grows shorter.
"And now White Feather is dying. His sons have all joined his
ancestors, and soon he too shall be with them. But there is no one
left, no one to recite and pass on the ancient wisdom. My people
have tired of the old ways -- the great ceremonies that tell of our
origins, of our emergence into the Fourth World, are almost all
abandoned, forgotten, yet even this has been foretold. The time
"The Fourth World shall end soon, and the Fifth World will begin.
This the elders everywhere know. The Signs over many years have
been fulfilled, and so few are left.
"This is the First Sign: We are told of the coming of the white-
skinned men, like Pahana, but not living like Pahana men who took
the land that was not theirs. And men who struck their enemies
with thunder.
"This is the Second Sign: Our lands will see the coming of spinning
wheels filled with voices. In his youth, my father saw this prophecy
come true with his eyes -- the white men bringing their families in
wagons across the prairies."
"This is the Third Sign: A strange beast like a buffalo but with
great long horns, will overrun the land in large numbers. These
White Feather saw with his eyes -- the coming of the white men's
"This is the Fourth Sign: The land will be crossed by snakes of
"This is the Fifth Sign: The land shall be criss-crossed by a giant
spider's web."
"This is the Sixth sign: The land shall be criss-crossed with rivers
of stone that make pictures in the sun."
"These are the Signs that great destruction is coming. The world
shall rock to and fro. The white man will battle against other
people in other lands -- with those who possessed the first light of
wisdom. There will be many columns of smoke and fire such as
White Feather has seen the white man make in the deserts not far
from here. Only those which come will cause disease and a great
"Many of my people, understanding the prophecies, shall be safe.
Those who stay and live in the places of my people also shall be
safe. Then there will be much to rebuild. And soon -- very soon
afterward -- Pahana will return. He shall bring with him the dawn
of the Fifth World. He shall plant the seeds of his wisdom in their
hearts. Even now the seeds are being planted. These shall smooth
the way to the Emergence into the Fifth World.
"But White Feather shall not see it. I am old and dying. You --
perhaps will see it. In time, in time..."
The old Indian fell silent. They had arrived at his destination, and
Reverend David Young stopped to let him out of the car. They
never met again. Reverend Young died in 1976, so he did not live
to see the further fulfillment of this remarkable prophecy.
The signs are interpreted as follows: The First Sign is of guns. The
How the Great
Made the Moon
and the Sun
• Once upon a time, when our people first came up from the villages of
the underworld, there was no sun. There was no moon. They saw only
dreary darkness and felt the coldness. They looked hard for firewood,
but in the darkness they found little.
• One day as they stumbled around, they saw a light in the distance. The
Chief sent a messenger to see what caused the light. As the
messenger approached it, he saw a small field containing corn, beans,
squash, watermelons, and other foods. All around the field a great fire
was burning. Nearby stood a straight, handsome man wearing around
his neck a turquoise necklace of four strands. Turquoise pendants
hung from his ears.
• "Who are you?" the owner of the field asked the messenger.
• "My people and I have come from the cave world below," the
messenger replied. "And we suffer from the lack of light and the lack
of food."
• "My name is Skeleton," said the owner of the field. He showed the
stranger the terrible mask he often wore and then gave him some
food. "Now return to your people and guide them to my field."
• When all the people had arrived, Skeleton began to give them food
from his field. They marvelled that, although the crops seemed so
small, there was enough food for everyone. He gave them ears of corn
for roasting; he gave them beans, squashes, and watermelons. The
people built fires for themselves and were happy.
• Later, Skeleton helped them prepare fields of their own and to make
fires around them. There they planted corn and soon harvested a good
• They took a piece of well-prepared buffalo hide and cut from it a great circle.
They stretched the circle tightly over a wooden hoop and then painted it
carefully with white paint. When it was entirely dry, they mixed some black
paint and painted, all around its edge, completing the picture of the moon.
When all of this was done, they attached a stick to the disk and placed it on a
large square of white cloth. Thus they made a symbol of the moon.
• Then the Great Chiefs selected one of the young men and bade him to stand
on top of the moon symbol. They took up the cloth by its corners and began
to swing it back and forth, higher and higher. As they were swinging it, they
sang a magic song. Finally, with a mighty heave, they threw the moon disk
upward. It continued to fly swiftly, upward and eastward.
• As the people watched, they suddenly saw light in the eastern sky. The light
became brighter and brighter. Surely something was burning there, they
thought. Then something bright with light rose in the east. That was the
• Although the moon made it possible for the people to move around with less
stumbling, its light was so dim that frequently the workers in the fields
would cut up their food plants instead of the weeds. It was so cold that fires
had to be kept burning around the fields all the time.
• Again the Great Chiefs held a council with Skeleton, and again they decided
that something better must be done.
• This time, instead of taking a piece of buffalo hide, they took a piece of warm
cloth that they themselves had woven while they were still in the
underworld. They fashioned this as they had fashioned the disk of buffalo
hide, except that this time they painted the face of the circle with a copper-
coloured paint.
• To the top of each eagle feather, the old Chief tied a few little red feathers
taken from the top of the head of a small bird. On the forehead of the
circle, he attached an abalone shell. Then the sun disk was completed.
• Again the Great Chiefs chose a young man to stand on top of the disk,
which they had placed on a large sheet. As they had done with the moon
disk, they raised the cloth by holding its corners. Then they swung the sun
disk back and forth, back and forth, again and again. With a mighty thrust,
they threw the man and the disk far into the air. It travelled fast into the
eastern sky and disappeared.
• All the people watched it carefully. In a short time, they saw light in the
east as if a great fire were burning. Soon the new sun rose and warmed the
earth with its kindly rays.
• Now with the moon to light the earth at night and the sun to light and
warm it by day, all the people decided to pick up their provisions and go on.
As they started, the White people took a trail that led them far to the
south. The Hopis took one to the north, and the Pueblos took one midway
between the two. Thus they wandered on to the places where they were to
• The Hopis wandered a long time, building houses and planting crops until
they reached the mesas where they now live. The ruins of the ancient
villages are scattered to the very beginnings of the great river of the
canyon--the Colorado.
How the Hopi
reached this
• When the world was new, the ancient people and the ancient creatures did
not live on the top of the earth. They lived under it. All was darkness, all
was blackness, above the earth as well as below it.
• There were four worlds: this one on top of the earth, and below it three
cave worlds, one below the other. None of the cave worlds was large
enough for all the people and the creatures.
• They increased so fast in the lowest cave world that they crowded it. They
were poor and did not know where to turn in the blackness. When they
moved, they jostled one another. The cave was filled with the filth of the
people who lived in it. No one could turn to spit without spitting on
another. No one could cast slime from his nose without its falling on
someone else. The people filled the place with their complaints and with
their expressions of disgust.
• Some people said, "It is not good for us to live in this way."
• "How can it be made better?" one man asked.
• "Let it be tried and seen!" answered another.
• Two Brothers, one older and one younger, spoke to the priest- chiefs of the
people in the cave world, "Yes, let it be tried and seen. Then it shall be
well. By our wills it shall be well."
• The Two Brothers pierced the roofs of the caves and descended to the
lowest world, where people lived. The Two Brothers sowed one plant after
another, hoping that one of them would grow up to the opening through
which they themselves had descended and yet would have the strength to
bear the weight of men and creatures. These, the Two Brothers hoped,
might climb up the plant into the second cave world. One of these plants
was a cane.
• At last, after many trials, the cane became so tall that it grew through the
• Up this cane many people and beings climbed to the second cave world.
When a part of them had climbed out, they feared that that cave also would
be too small. It was so dark that they could not see how large it was. So
they shook the ladder and caused those who were coming up it to fall back.
Then they pulled the ladder out. It is said that those who were left came
out of the lowest cave later. They are our brothers west of us.
• After a long time the second cave became filled with men and beings, as
the first had been. Complaining and wrangling were heard as in the
beginning. Again the cane was placed under the roof vent, and once more
men and beings entered the upper cave world. Again, those who were slow
to climb out were shaken back or left behind. Though larger, the third cave
was as dark as the first and second. The Two Brothers found fire. Torches
were set ablaze, and by their light men built their huts and kivas, or
travelled from place to place.
• While people and the beings lived in this third cave world, times of evil
came to them. Women became so crazed that they neglected all things for
the dance. They even forgot their babies. Wives became mixed with wives,
so that husbands did not know their own from others. At that time there
was no day, only night, black night. Throughout this night, women danced
in the kivas (men's "clubhouses"), ceasing only to sleep. So the fathers had
to be the mothers of the little ones. When these little ones cried from
hunger, the fathers carried them to the kivas, where the women were
dancing. Hearing their cries, the mothers came and nursed them, and then
went back to their dancing. Again the fathers took care of the children.
• These troubles caused people to long for the light and to seek again an
escape from darkness. They climbed to the fourth world, which was this
world. But it too was in darkness, for the earth was closed in by the sky,
just as the cave worlds had been closed in by their roofs. Men went from
their lodges and worked by the light of torches and fires. They found the
• With the people were five beings that had come forth with them from the
cave worlds: Spider, Vulture, Swallow, Coyote, and Locust. The people and
these beings consulted together, trying to think of some way of making
light. Many, many attempts were made, but without success. Spider was
asked to try first. She spun a mantle of pure white cotton. It gave some
light but not enough. Spider therefore became our grandmother.
• Then the people obtained and prepared a very white deerskin that had not
been pierced in any spot. From this they made a shield case, which they
painted with turquoise paint. It shed forth such brilliant light that it lighted
the whole world. It made the light from the cotton mantle look faded. So
the people sent the shield-light to the east, where it became the moon.
• Down in the cave world Coyote had stolen a jar that was very heavy, so
very heavy that he grew weary of carrying it. He decided to leave it behind,
but he was curious to see what it contained. Now that light had taken the
place of darkness, he opened the jar. From it many shining fragments and
sparks flew out and upward, singeing his face as they passed him. That is
why the coyote has a black face to this day. The shining fragments and
sparks flew up to the sky and became stars.
• By these lights the people found that the world was indeed very small and
surrounded by waters, which made it damp. The people appealed to Vulture
for help. He spread his wings and fanned the waters, which flowed away to
the east and to the west until mountains began to appear.
• Across the mountains the Two Brothers cut channels. Water rushed through
the channels, and wore their courses deeper and deeper. Thus the great
canyons and valleys of the world were formed. The waters have kept on
flowing and flowing for ages. The world has grown drier, and continues to
grow drier and drier.
• Now that there was light, the people easily followed the tracks of Death
• Although all the water had flowed away, the people found the earth soft
and damp. That is why we can see today the tracks of men and of many
strange creatures between the place toward the west and the place where
we came from the cave world.
• Since the days of the first people, the earth has been changed to stone, and
all the tracks have been preserved as they were when they were first made.
• When people had followed in the tracks of Corpse Demon but a short
distance, they overtook him. Among them were two little girls. One was the
beautiful daughter of a great priest. The other was the child of somebody-
or-other She was not beautiful, and she was jealous of the little beauty.
With the aid of Corpse Demon the jealous girl caused the death of the other
child. This was the first death.
• When people saw that the girl slept and could not be awakened, that she
grew cold and that her heart had stopped beating, her father, the great
priest, grew angry.
• "Who has caused my daughter to die?" he cried loudly.
• But the people only looked at each other.
• I will make a ball of sacred meal," said the priest. "I will throw it into the
air, and when it falls it will strike someone on the head. The one it will
strike I shall know as the one whose magic and evil art have brought my
tragedy upon me."
• The priest made a ball of sacred flour and pollen and threw it into the air.
When it fell, it struck the head of the jealous little girl, the daughter of
somebody-or-other. Then the priest exclaimed, "So you have caused this
thing! You have caused the death of my daughter."
• He called a council of the people, and they tried the girl. They would have
killed her if she had not cried for mercy and a little time. Then she begged
• So the people were persuaded to return to the hole leading from the cave
world. When they looked down, they saw plains of beautiful flowers in a
land of everlasting summer and fruitfulness. And they saw the beautiful
little girl, the priest's daughter, wandering among the flowers. She was so
happy that she paid no attention to the people. She seemed to have no
desire to return to this world.
• "Look!" said the girl who had caused her death. "Thus it shall be with all the
children of men."
• "When we die," the people said to each other, "we will return to the world
we have come from. There we shall be happy. Why should we fear to die?
Why should we resent death?"
• So they did not kill the little girl. Her children became the powerful wizards
and witches of the world, who increased in numbers as people increased.
Her children still live and still have wonderful and dreadful powers. Then
the people journeyed still farther eastward. As they went, they discovered
Locust in their midst.
• "Where did you come from?" they asked.
• "I came out with you and the other beings," he replied.
• "Why did you come with us on our journey?" they asked.
• "So that I might be useful," replied Locust.
• But the people, thinking that he could not be useful, said to him, "You must
return to the place you came from."
• But Locust would not obey them. Then the people became so angry at him
that they ran arrows through him, even through his heart. All the blood
oozed out of his body and he died. After a long time he came to life again
and ran about, looking as he had looked before, except that he was black.
• The people said to one another, "Locust lives again, although we have
• So today the locust is at first white, as was the first locust that came forth
with the ancients. Like him, the locust dies, and after he has been dead a
long time, he comes to life again-- black. He is our father, too. Having his
medicine, we are the greatest of men. The locust medicine still heals mortal
• After the ancient people had journeyed a long distance, they became very
hungry. In their hurry to get away from the lower cave world, they had
forgotten to bring seed. After they had done much lamenting, the Spirit of
Dew sent the Swallow back to bring the seed of corn and of other foods.
When Swallow returned, the Spirit of Dew planted the seed in the ground
and chanted prayers to it. Through the power of these prayers, the corn
grew and ripened in a single day.
• So for a long time, as the people continued their journey, they carried only
enough seed for a day's planting. They depended upon the Spirit of Dew to
raise for them in a single day an abundance of corn and other foods. To the
Corn Clan, he gave this seed, and for a long time they were able to raise
enough corn for their needs in a very short time.
• But the powers of the witches and wizards made the time for raising foods
grow longer and longer. Now, sometimes, our corn does not have time to
grow old and ripen in the ear, and our other foods do not ripen. If it had not
been for the children of the little girl whom the ancient people let live, even
now we would not need to watch our cornfields whole summers through,
and we would not have to carry heavy packs of food on our journeys.
• As the ancient people travelled on, the children of the little girl tried their
powers and caused other troubles. These mischief-makers stirred up people
who had come out of the cave worlds before our ancients had come. They
made war upon our ancients. The wars made it necessary for the people to
build houses whenever they stopped travelling. They built their houses on
high mountains reached by only one trail, or in caves with but one path
I hope you enjoyed the power
and you will think about things
you can change to live a better
life in balance with our nature
and our universe.
I would like to thank all the Hopi
Elders to shared their message
with all human kind. Greeting
from my heart to all the native
Tribes which taught and teach
All quotes are from original Hopi

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